CHICAGO --- Women remain vastly underrepresented in biomedical research despite significant differences in the way they experience many diseases, medications and therapies compared to men. Despite federal mandates to include women in studies, there is much that still needs to be done, says Teresa Woodruff, a leading women’s health scientist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in a June 9 commentary in the journal Nature.
Dr. Paula Stern, professor and vice-chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University, was honored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. They created a special award in her honor. The ASBMR Paula Stern Achievement Award annually recognizes a woman in the bone field who has made significant scientific achievements and who has promoted the professional development/advancement of women in the field. Dr. Stern is a leader in the field of bone and mineral research.
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Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Professor, Obsetrics and Gynecology, chief of the Division of Fertility Preservation, and director and founder of the Institute for Women's Health Research has been named the winner of the Tripartite Legacy Prize, presented annually to the faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in research that emphasizes translational approaches, teaching and mentoring, and leadership.
The Oncofertility Saturday Academy, one of the academies offered by the Women's Health Science Programs for High School Girls and Beyond, was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune.
The Institute for Women's Health Research recently published a Special Report article in the March 2010 edition of Future Medicine: Women's Health.
Abstract (free) and Full article available for purchase at: http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/whe.10.10
Trib Local features Institute for Women's Health Research's science program for high school girls.
Medill reporter receives an update on Registry pogress in 2009
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The Institute's Letter to the Editor was printed in the Lake County Journal to inform women about the benefits of participating in the Registry.
Columnist Joan Oliver writes about the Illinois Women's Health Registry.
An article was featured on the Opinions page to inform women in Whiteside and Lee Counties about the benefits of participating in the Registry.
Medill Reports Chicago
New U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health has released a new report on women's mental health. Explores the role gender plays in the diagnosis, course, and treatment of mental illness.
Northwestern News, Northwestern University